Lee & Herring and the actor Kevin Eldon come together for Shelter
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing
A powerhouse of stand-up greats has formed to deliver a comedy night in support of housing charity Shelter.
The one-off show - Stand Up for Shelter - is set to be performed at London's Wyndham's Theatre, and will feature the maudlin Stewart Lee and his ex-comedy partner, Richard Herring.
To be performed on Wednesday 7 May, other stars will include the actor Kevin Eldon and Sean Hughes.
Every ticket sold for Stand Up for Shelter will support the charity’s work to help families struggling with bad housing and homelessness.
The latest figures show there are now close to 81,000 homeless children living in temporary accommodation in England – the highest since September 2009.
Tickets for the show start at a bargain of £15, and are on sale from 12 midday today (Friday 14 March) via shelter.org.uk/standup.
A limited number of VIP tickets are also available at £50 each.
The stunning line-up of comedy greats also features Miles Jupp, Zoe Lyons, Doc Brown, Fern Brady and Stephen Bailey.
The actor Kevin Eldon (pictured) said: “Shelter’s a brilliant charity that provides a lifeline for thousands of families facing homelessness. It’s going to be a great, one off, show with a fantastic line up so please please support this important event and get your tickets fast!”
Campbell Robb, Shelter's chief executive, said: “We’re so excited to have some of the biggest names in comedy coming together in support of Shelter. Every day families struggling to keep their home come to us for help. The money that Stand Up for Shelter raises is vital in making sure that we can be there for them, so that no-one has to fight homelessness or bad housing on their own.”
Lee & Herring enjoyed mild success in the 90s before vanishing from public view. Despite this, Mr Lee was once voted the '41st greatest stand-up comedian of all time' by strangers. Mr Herring once grew a moustache.
A curiously scheduled Sunday morning show the pair produced in the mid-90s was watched by literally dozens of people.